Hoeven Statement After EPA Finalizes Updates to Methane Rules

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized updates to its methane rules for oil and gas wells.

“We appreciate the EPA’s efforts to remove the previous administration’s costly and duplicative methane rules for oil and gas wells,” said Hoeven. “EPA’s final rule will help to reduce unnecessary compliance costs borne by consumers, while maintaining appropriate environmental and health protections. At the same time, we continue working to bring certainty to the approval process for pipelines and other vital energy infrastructure to help energy producers capture natural gas and get this valuable resource to market.”